It was just under five years ago that the bubbly South African chef, Siba Mtongana, made her way onto our screens. Affectionately called the Queen of Convenience she showed off her culinary expertise on her television show, Siba’s Table, on […]
South African celebrity chef Siba Mtongana is a class act. We should know. Last Thursday, she was the chief guest at the new This Is Africa website launch. She brought the house down with a moving speech chock-full of inspiring anecdotes from her own life. She had the audience eating out of the palm her of hand. By the time Siba was done speaking, it was easy to tell her fans in Nairobi hadn’t had enough. Lucky for them, This Is Africa, as always, had them covered. On Saturday we organized a special meet-and-greet event for Siba and her fans at Nairobi’s hottest new address, the Radisson Blu. Here’s how that went down
Mali has become the latest African country to embark on a program to identify and remove ghost workers from the public service payroll, in the fight against corruption and malfeasance. The country has identified 13,000 ghost workers from the national payroll, which cost the treasury about 30 billion CFA francs ($50 million), officials say.
History has been made at the Rio Olympics, 24 year-old South African sprinter, Wayde van Niekerk etched his name into the history books after smashing the 400m world record, becoming an Olympic champion and the new world record holder. Social media is in overdrive celebrating the remarkable milestone and African excellence.
A Namibian Grade 12 learner Simon Petrus is making waves after he invented a mobile phone, with no sim-card, which uses radio signals and doesn’t require airtime to make calls.
Scientists at the University of Cape Town’s Drug Discovery and Development (H3D) in South Africa have identified a second compound, which could treat and prevent malaria, a promising step in African medical innovation and in the fight against Malaria. Scientists say the compound has the potential to block the transmission of the parasite from person to person and, contribute to the eradication of Malaria.
Malawi is planning to legislate tough laws against harmful cultural practices, which target women and young girls in the wake of the arrest of an HIV-positive man, who confessed to having sex with pubertal children as part of initiation rites. Eric Aniva, was arrested on President Peter Mutharika’s orders, and Mutharika announced the country is planning a major crackdown on such practices.
The Namibian government is set to relax its visa policy with plans to introduce visa-on-arrival for African citizens, in preparation of ultimately scrapping off visa requirements the President Hage Geingob announced. Namibia recently scrapped off visa requirements for diplomatic and official passport holders, as the country begins implementing exemptions, which encourage the free movement of African citizens.
Pictures of Zimbabwean graduates dressed in graduation gowns while vending on the streets of central Harare have gone viral on social media. The pictures highlight the depth of the country’s problems, where the high levels of unemployment have forced graduates unable to put into practice what they have studied to work as vendors, something they certainly never envisaged.